“Thing of Beauty”

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The quote in the headline came in an e-mail last night from good friend and loyal reader Stu Wade after Phil Humber‘s virtuoso performance at Yankee Stadium.
Humber’s 2-0, seven inning shutout, in which he no-hit the feared Bronx Bombers for 6 1/3 innings and ultimately gave up only a single to Alex Rodriguez, was undoubtedly “a thing of beauty.”
For all the happiness it provided to beleaguered Sox fans, it was more a sense of relief. We finally won and we actually scored, though it took a grand total of 23 innings to accomplish the latter. And, believe it or not, we recorded a save (Sergio Santos).
Let’s face it, after losing 10 of 11 and getting whitewashed for two games plus, the prospect of coming to Yankee Stadium for a four-game series didn’t exactly inspire confidence. But the fact Humber and friends were able to win last night takes a little pressure off the club to tackle the remaining three games in the series. 
Not that there are any guarantees, and the offense is still a far cry from where we want it to be, but winning Game 1 is always a good thing. 
As A.J. Pierzynski said after the game, “It’s a start.”
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1 Comment

I’ll take whatever bread crumbs they are throwing at us these days.

It has just been nice to see a little bit of good baseball.
-K
Watching the Dandelions Grow

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